Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
This is the 1st edition of Book 7.

TABLE OF CONTENTS, 1st Edition

  • Introduction
  • How to Make the Stitches
  • Some Helpful Hints
  • (6)Handkerchief Edgings
  • (4)Curved Doily Edgings
  • Handkerchief Sachet(using one of the curved edgings)
  • Powder Puff Sachet(using one of the curved edgings)
  • Breakfast Set(narrow edging)
  • Afternoon Tea Napkin
  • Net Covers for Cakes and Cream Jug
  • Edging for a D'oyley
  • Rose Edging for a D'oyley
  • Oval Sandwich D'oyley(linen center)
  • Square D'oyley, Sq. Medallion(Linen Center)
  • Medallion Border for Lace D'oyley
  • Border for Table Mats
  • Edging, Medallion for Guest Towel
  • Table Centre with Insertion
  • Flower Edging
  • (2)Edgings for Table Centres
  • Border for Supper Cloth
  • Wide Insertion
  • Large Supper Cloth
  • Border and Insertion for Auto Tray Cloth
  • Round Medallion
  • Lingerie Medallion
  • Baby's Bonnet
  • Yoke for Nightdress

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
This is the 2nd edition revised of Book 7 and came stapled inside a plain white textured linen paper wrapper.

TABLE OF CONTENTS, 2nd Edition

  • Introduction
  • How to Make the Stitches
  • Some Helpful Hints
  • (6)Handkerchief Edgings
  • Powder Puff Sachet
  • (4)Silk Edgings for Lingerie
  • Afternoon Tea Napkin
  • Net Covers for Cakes and Cream Jug
  • Scalloped Border for a D'oyley
  • Rose Edging for a D'oyley
  • Sandwich D'oyley
  • Border for Table Mats
  • Square D'oyley with Linen Center
  • Medallion Border for Lace D'oyley
  • Edging, Medallion for Guest Towel
  • Edging for Embroidered Linen
  • Attractive Oval Medallion
  • Table Centre with Insertion
  • Flower Edging
  • Border for Supper Cloth
  • Wide Insertion
  • Large Supper Cloth
  • Border and Insertion for Auto Tray Cloth
  • Baby's Bonnet
  • Square Lingerie Medallion
  • Three-cornered Medallion
  • Round Lingerie Medallion
  • Lingerie Medallion

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
This is the 3rd edition of Book 7

TABLE OF CONTENTS, 3rd Edition

  • Introduction
  • How to Make the Stitches
  • (6)Handkerchief Edgings
  • (4)Silk Edgings for Lingerie
  • Border for Table Mats
  • Scalloped Border for a D'oyley
  • Edging for Small Table Mat or D'oyley
  • Sandwich Tray D'oyley
  • Border for a Table Centre
  • Cream Edging for a Table Centre
  • Scalloped Edging for Dressing Table Set
  • Border for Supper Cloth
  • Daisy Edging for a Guest Towel
  • Edging for a Baby Pillow
  • Powder Puff Case
  • Edging for a Baby's Bib
  • Scalloped Handkerchief Edging
  • Lingerie Edging, Medallions
  • Exquisite Square Border
  • Cream D'oyley for Colorful China
  • Table Centre with Insertion
  • Medallion Border for Lace D'oyley
  • Large Supper Cloth
  • Border, Insertion for Auto Tray Cloth
  • Round Lingerie Medallion
  • Three-cornered Medallion

Title: Tatting for Beginners and Experts
Author/Designer: Norma Benporath
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1940
Publisher: SEMCO, Black Rock, Australia
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8" x 5 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- The 2nd edition says it's revised, and 3rd edition is different from 2nd edition. 3rd Edition has about half its patterns different from the prior edition, so I've provided Table of Contents for both. They were an anonymous donation from an Australian designer - Thank You. Mrs. Benporath was a very talented and prolific designer who published primarily in magazines and newspapers in Australia. Her only book and the SEMCO publications are highly sought after. Like Myrtle Hamilton, her life spanned a century that saw two World Wars, the advent of nuclear power, television, faster cars - faster everything - medical miracles like vaccination, planes, satellites and a trip to the moon. Can you imagine? Both ladies kept an old and unique needleart alive and in use when very few people were turning their hand to it. Mrs. Benporath's patterns are beautiful and lasting tributes to the traditional art, and well worth seeking out.

Norma Benporath passed away in 1998 at 97 years old. Elgiva Nicholls rather infamously claimed she was already dead decades before.

I've now added the 1st edition to this review, with the attendant Table of Contents.